Do You Have Presence? Are you projecting a professional image when you speak or meet prospective clients?
There is more to having the right professional image for personal and business success than just wearing a great fitting pair of pants. Although you should never underestimate the importance of donning the fit, colors and style that flatter you the most, remember also that presence is required; def: the impressive manner or appearance of a person.
A while back, I had the pleasure of hearing Kevin Carroll speak to a group of women entrepreneurs. Mr. Carroll is a professional speaker, trainer and facilitator. He teaches people how to be better problem solvers and how to get their messages across clearly, concisely and confidently. When I heard him speak, he clearly communicated to the group the importance of not only the clothes you wear, but how your body language, tone and speed of your speech affects the message that you are sending to your superior, coworkers clients, family, and friends. The way you are perceived is key to how one finds success and happiness in all aspects of life.
Here are a few of the facts that Kevin Carroll shared with those of us who were fortunate enough to attend his presentation on Leadership Presence:
Do you only try on one size, and if it doesn’t fit you give up on that piece of clothing? Instead of passing on that item, why not try it on in another size, even if that means going a size up.
For instance, when looking for the right fit in pants or a skirt, look for a smooth fit at the hip, and if needed have a tailor take in the waist . Men use tailors all the time, and you never hear a man complain about what size they wear.
Women, on the other hand are very self conscious about what size they wear. I see too many women pass up on getting a great fit simply because they won’t wear anything not in ‘their’ size. There is even a women’s clothing line that does not put the size label in a visible spot on their jackets, so that women do not feel uncomfortable when the jacket is resting on the back of a chair. So cut your size label out if you cannot stand the sight of it, but remember that nothing looks or feels better than a good fit.
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“I’m the first one to tell people, when they compliment me on how I look, that I have a secret weapon: Wardrobe Stylist Scarlett Debease. I’ve worked with Scarlett for years now and recommend her heartily to family, friends and colleagues. She not only shops with me for beautiful pieces to add to my wardrobe, but she also comes to my home and coordinates the new purchases with the rest of my wardrobe, then photographs the outfits to create my own personal look-book. I NEVER have to think, “What will I wear today?” I simply consult my look-book and get dressed. I know I’ve saved time and money using Scarlett’s invaluable service.”—Jane Pollak
Are you using Pinterest yet? It's the darling of the social media world - key visual images shares hither and yon by you, me, and everybody on the planet. Reports are that Pinterest delivers better traffic numbers than Facebook Twitter. Other reports say it's dominated by women (what isn't?) and still other reports say it's quickly becoming the tool of the decade.
Ok...maybe no one has said Pinterest is the tool of the decade. Maybe I made that up. But, they are saying it's a business tool - it can help improve your business in varying ways - and the fact that it's so visual, so compelling (a picture is worth a thousand words, after all) makes it the spot to be online, regardless of your purpose.
A woman's purse is her most treasured belonging, she never goes anywhere without it, and to lose it basically means losing her life. Right ladies?! Everything is in your purse! Your wallet, credit card, driver's license, keys, cellphone, makeup, to-do lists, perfume, the list goes on. It's pretty much like Mary Poppin's magic bag where you can fit a whole lamp in there and passers-by would never know.
I can fit a surprising amount of stuff in my purse, as much as I can get into it. Men may think we're crazy, but the more we have in our purse, the more comfortable we are that we are prepared for anything. Bandaids, gum, hair ties, safety pins, chapstick, pens, tampons...a woman's purse is pretty much a walking convenience store. And even though there's (usually) never anything scandalous in our purses, it's pretty much a crime if anyone tries to go through it.
Valentine's Day is coming up, in just a week. Many of you I'm sure are done with your V-Day shopping, but some of you, I'm also sure, are still pondering over what to get your special someone.
It's easier if he's your fiance or husband, but what if he's your boyfriend and you haven't been with him long enough to know what kind of gifts he'd like?
Well, I have a solution, because I, too, have suffered from the I-have-no-idea-what-to-get-him anxiety before a holiday or birthday. I wrote an article, Gifts For Men, on a website I built on men's fashion. The website isn't quite finished yet, but the article is, and I'm very willing to share it with you in this time of need! Gifts for men are easy to come by, but hard to pick out! You can read my detailed list of the best gifts for men, confirmed by a man of taste and style, including suggestions such as the best brands and styles, and their price ranges, if you click the link in this paragraph. Find out how to buy cologne that your man will personally love, learn what type and brand of wallet to buy him, how to shop for clothes for him, and more.
It's true - women make friends for life. Even when we lose track of old friends - moving away, changing lifestyle (going from single to married or back again), we remember those friends fondly and often wish we could get back together.
I am fortunate to have made many friends over the years, while still maintaining a connection (however small it is) to my high school friends. Just before my move to CO, I attended an impromptu reunion with many of my high school friends.
Today, I count all of you as friends. People who write to me via this blog and who I have met via this blog, make up a large group of wonderful women and men that make me glad to know them. Today, one of my true BFFs, Toby Bloomberg, who not too long ago launched the premiere site for single women over 40 - All the Single GirlFriends - has featured me in a short interview on her site.
First off, let me explain what Ugg Boots are to those who may not know. Ugg Boots are suede boots with a rubber sole, shearling lining and sometimes a shearling cuff. They are pretty much as un-shapely as possible for a boot, and the average length sizes are mid-calf or below the knee.
They were popularized In Australia by male surfers where they were created, and were introduced in the U.S in the 70's as a fashionable boot for women. Nowadays, most teenage and college-age girls own at least one pair of Ugg Boots, if not several. But they may not all be made by the actual "Ugg" brand. These suede and sheepskin style boots became so popular that stores and brands all over the nation began to make their own style of these boots; for example, Wet Seal sells "Ugg-style" boots for only $15, made of faux suede with a faux shearling or fur interior. Whereas Ugg sells its boots for $100 and up, on average $200.
FunnyNotSlutty.com Blazes New Trails with Its Redesigned Site for Women Who Love Comedy: New Features Make It Even Easier to Find Fresh, Funny Content that Makes Women Laugh
Recognized by many as a pioneering site for women in comedy, web sensation Funny Not Slutty is blazing even newer trails with its recently launched, revamped web site. A sleeker design, fresh content and improved navigation make it even easier to find and promote smart comedy made by women, for women – the main goal, as far as publisher Jacki Schklar is concerned.
“Our comedy targets women, but it’s also created by female producers, writers, humorists and comedians. Our content may be a little smarter and a little deeper than your average web humor,” explained Schklar, who first began the site in 2008 after finding a shortage of online humor appealing to an audience beyond the teenaged boy set.
Undies, underwear, underpants, panties, knickers, briefs: whatever you call 'em, we know we're all talking about same thing. Have you ever thought about who the heck even came up with the idea for undies? Where they originated from, and why? Well, it's exactly a normal thought. But then again, after glancing at the title of this article you felt a strong urge to click on it…
So! Obviously you are interested in learning all about the piece of clothing we wear around our crotch and bottom! I bet I have quite an interesting crowd here... Well, I can't talk myself, I was the one who sat down at my computer, pondered over what to write about and instantly thought, "Undies!"